I remember after a couple of dates with a guy, we were chatting on the phone. Out of nowhere, he happened to bring up having pets sleeping in the same bed was a total deal-breaker for him. I literally had my hand on my cat, on the bed, who was home from the vet that day, and I could not imagine having her anyplace else. I laughed at the comment, of course, he was joking, right? He reiterated his point and I wished him the best of luck in his dating life. I can honestly say I’ve never thought of him again until now. You’re in your early 20s. Women will come and go. Your cats and dogs are your families. Also, eat some fuckin fish, you know you miss it.